Men's College Lacrosse
Stevenson's Cantabene named Division III Coach of the Year
Stevenson men's lacrosse coach Paul Cantabene was selected as the 2013 Division III College Coach of the Year by the youth and college sports network CaptainU on Thursday. Top coaches in their respective sports and divisions were chosen for their teams' inspiring performances both on and off the field. The 2013 Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year, Cantabene led Stevenson to the first national championship in team and school history with a 16-14 victory over Rochester Institute of Technology on May 26 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Mustangs finished with a school-record 22 wins and had 11 All-America and two Scholar All-America selections.
Men's coaching news: Ryan Browning, a former player at Salisbury and coach at Mount Carmel, was named an assistant coach at Wagner.
Camp: Stevenson defensive coordinator Tim Puls, in conjunction with Howard County Recreation and Parks, will hold a camp for boys from grades 5-12 on Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at Cedar Lane Park West in Columbia. For more information, call 410-313-7275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maryland wins to reach semis, then falls to Texas
With a 9-8 win over Georgia in the first game of the elimination round, Maryland advanced to face top seed Texas (5-1) in the semifinals of the Heartland Classic baseball tournament in Norman, Okla. There, Maryland lost, 11-3, and was eliminated from the tournament. In the first game, Maryland took an 8-1 lead and then held off Georgia's rally — four runs in the bottom of the sixth and three runs in the bottom of the seventh — for the victory. Peter Solomon (Mount St.Joseph) earned the win after holding No. 4 seed Georgia (4-3) to one unearned run, two hits and three walks in four innings. In the semifinal game, Texas used a seven-run second inning to mount a 9-1 lead. Jay Patti (Hereford) led Maryland with two hits, and Brady Policelli (Walkersville) scored two runs in the loss. Maryland, which failed to win a game and finished in last place in last year's Heartland Classic, finished 4-4 this year.
After 36 years, Huff steps down from Redskins radio
Hall of Fame linebacker Sam Huff announced his retirement from the Washington Redskins Radio Network after 36 years. Huff came to the Redskins as a player in 1964 and began broadcasting games in 1975. Huff and his longtime broadcasting partner and friend, Sonny Jurgensen, were teamed in 1981 on the Redskins Radio Network, where the duo called three Redskins Super Bowl titles. Huff's final broadcast, the Redskins' playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, was his 770th for the Redskins.
Girls basketball: Taylor Murray (Annapolis Area Christian) made both of her field-goal attempts in the United States' 106-19 victory over Costa Rica (0-3) during the FIBA Americas U16 championships in Cancun, Mexico. Murray had four points, two rebounds and one steal in nine minutes for the United States, which finished with a 3-0 record in pool play. The Americans will play Canada or Mexico in the semifinals at 5 p.m. today. The gold-medal game is scheduled for Sunday at 7p.m.
Varsity girls: Unbeaten McDonogh (22-0), which concluded its season by winning its fifth straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championship and extending its winning streak to 91 games, earned all 10 first-place votes to finish No. 1 in the final Nike/US Lacrosse High School National Top 25 poll.
Pro motocross: The Red Bull Budds Creek National, Round 5 of the 12-race Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will be held today at 1 p.m. at Budds Creek MX Park in Mechanicsville in St. Mary's County. Practice and qualifying start at 8:30 a.m.; final motos begin with opening ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. For tickets, go to BuddsCreekProMX.com. For information on the championship, go to AlliSports.com/Motocross and MXSportsProRacing.com.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United fullback-central midfielder Alain Rochat was named to the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week, which honors a select group of global players each week for their high level of play. Rochat, one of seven representatives from MLS this week, went the full 90 minutes in his debut start for United in a 2-1 setback to Toronto FC last Saturday.
Women's soccer: The Washington Spirit waived former Georgetown midfielder Ingrid Wells, who played 547 minutes in eight games for the National Women's Soccer League team.
Women's college rowing: Washington College's Mike Davenport has been named the Spring 2013 CaptainU Coach of the Year for his sport in Division III. Davenport has been the Shorewomen's coach for 23 seasons.
College basketball: Bowie State's Bryan Wilson and Lincoln University's Brittney Waters, both from Upper Marlboro, received the Victory Scholarship Award by Sport Changes Life. The players will receive full tuition for graduate school, accommodation expenses, subsistence expenses and an opportunity to continue their athletic career. They will attend the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. Waters will play for the Belfast Rockets, a professional team in the Irish Women's Superleague. Both players will coach and work with at-risk youths.
—From Sun staff and news services